Chris 6207

Brooklyn

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Reviews (31)
92
Thought-provoking, Funny, Enchanting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Holy F, this show is amazing - see it to enjoy the performances and see the menace in the subtext of the original material.

Don't see it if See it! Jud's performance is heartbreaking! Laurey is heartbreaking! This will deepen your memories of Oklahoma.

86
Relevant, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see a traditional staging of a fun modern musical with a winning cast.

Don't see it if You can't get to Queens, or are looking for re-interpretation. This feels like a scaled-down version of the Bway original.

88
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Refreshing, Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy clever, funny, low-fi staging of a classic w/ a fun, funny, resourceful cast. Such a delightful show- I was smiling the whole tim

Don't see it if No reason not to see it. It's a really fun little show. Not groundbreaking, but really really fun.

75
Indulgent, Relevant, Quirky, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You're up for spending two hours in a lively, absorbing modern African fable landscape. Great performances, and a ton of energy

Don't see it if You don't like allegorical plays, or have trouble understanding semi-thick accents

50
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow

See it if you want to support fringe theater

Don't see it if you're not feeling a show that doesn't really work. Some interesting ideas, some interesting execution, but not sustained or at the same tim

80
Absorbing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if You're up for an original musical/dance/romance/ghost story show that could still use a little polish with a talented cast for a small venue

Don't see it if The main linear plot is a little thin, and the show overall could be polished more. The show is not a finished product yet

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Raunchy, Great staging

See it if you're up for visiting a burlesque bordello bullring for ballet, booze, and lots of butts

Don't see it if You're not into shows that use dance to tell their story, or butts. There are a LOT of butts in this one!

75
Hedda
East Village
Clever, Quirky, Funny, Indulgent, Resonant

See it if you like low-fi versions of classics where the love for the source material shines thru. Clever staging + brisk run time = fun little show

Don't see it if One person shows aren't for you, or you don't want to feel the vibe of "putting on a show" as a kid

95
During previews
Clever, Dizzying, Great acting, Raunchy, Great writing

See it if You're a theater nerd and enjoy other theater nerd riffing on the classics. Insanely talented cast and great theater space.

Don't see it if You're not familiar w Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf or are nervous about trying to keep up

90
Whales
Gramercy
Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like quirky, cleverly staged shows that shine a light (pun!) on interesting areas of history

Don't see it if you're looking for a plot-based story or a traditional character narrative show

99
During previews
Mankind
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging, Funny, Indulgent, Intense

See it if you enjoy shows that don't really work, but are too interesting to miss. It was a gonzo experience, if not a "good" show

Don't see it if you don't have a heart for fascinating misfires

84
During previews
Building the Wall
Midtown W
Ambitious, Intense, Profound, Relevant, Resonant

See it if If you like theater that's vital and in-the-moment about America and it's politics

Don't see it if You can't get past sometimes stilted and didactic writing

75
Entertaining, Cliched, Overrated, Indulgent, Hilarious

See it if you want to laugh but not think too hard. It's a laugh a minute show w legit catchy songs, but its parts adds up to less than a whole

Don't see it if you don't enjoy humor that can be considered "punching down". A lot of the jokes are at the expense of easy targets- it eventually grates

80
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you're in the mood for a light, fun experience. it's a fun minor league night for theater/shakespeare fans. Freewheeling and improv-y

Don't see it if you don't like freewheeling improv-type shows. It's very ragged.

85
Invisible Thread
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Indulgent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you enjoy theater that's alive and unpredictable.

Don't see it if you like catchy songs and conventional plots

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Dizzying, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you appreciate wordplay, complex songs, catchy songs, and re-imagined takes on history

Don't see it if you're a musical traditionalist

65
Funny, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You're up for a teenage show that's got a cult following of teenagers, because it feels like it was written by teenagers. This is their Rent

Don't see it if You want a polished show with diverse songs and a bunch of well drawn characters

92
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Quirky, Ambitious, Enchanting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if Company XIV does what it does best - baroque costumes, lots of skin, amazingly talented singers and dancers. This was their biggest show yet

Don't see it if This is a loosely themed revue show w/ pansexual near-nudity... if that's not your jam, maybe this isn't for you.

55
During previews
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Dated, Ambitious, Relevant, Enchanting, Cliched

See it if You're interested in a stripped down staging of a historically significant show. You don't mind an allegory that's a little too on the nose

Don't see it if You're expecting a full musical (this is just scored w a piano), or writing that has some subtlety to it

86
During previews
The Dance of Death
East Village
Great staging, Great acting, Resonant, Funny, Indulgent

See it if A great adaptation of a Virginia Woolf-style marriage show. The inventive & minimal staging lets the actors shine. Heartbreaking & funny

Don't see it if A two hour show w no intermission scares you. Only three actors,dialogue-heavy, and the pacing can drag in some scenes

84
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You're up for a unique production that brings you inside the 60s antiwar movement, and wonder what you would have done at the time

Don't see it if You're looking for a traditional narrative, or feel uncomfortable sitting close to the actors.

65
Roller Dynasty
Midtown W
Roller skating!, Ambitious, Cliched, Indulgent, Resonant

See it if You're in the mood for a Beckett-style show performed by a young company, with everyone on roller skates!

Don't see it if You're expecting a zany romp. This one gets existential even with the roller disco setting

50
Ambitious, Great acting, Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like interesting, ambitious shows that just don't quite work. Very talented company, the Vanya half is great, but R&J part didn't work

Don't see it if You don't want to sit thru a promising first act of a show for the wheels to come off in an overly long second act.

91
Absorbing, Delightful, Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a big talented cast perform the hell out of a modern classic in a stripped-down community space setting with infectious glee

Don't see it if you want a show with a professional gloss and no hiccups, or don't want to follow some basic spanish

70
Dress of Fire
West Village
Indulgent, Slow, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy monologue heavy plays exploring characters and motivations and have a working knowledge of the Iliad

Don't see it if You don't enjoy monologue heavy plays, or prefer linear plot structures

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy great actors and great staging in a cool venue exploring an under-explored historical moment. Highly recommended for everyone

Don't see it if you don't like stories that unfold slowly

76
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Slow, Great staging

See it if you enjoy mostly faithful Shakespeare with a cast of fun, talented actors in a small setting with fun staging. The pacing is a bit slow tho

Don't see it if You need a modern twist on your old plays... this is very much a straight take on the material.

46
During previews
The Portal
West Village
Absorbing, Confusing, Insipid, Ambitious, Indulgent

See it if You're a stoner, a seeker, a mystic... the music is absorbing and the dancing is great... just don't think too much about the plot

Don't see it if You have a low tolerance for pseudo-mysticism

43
Banal, Dated, Disappointing, Overrated, Fluffy

See it if you like old-timey movies and dance. This is a ballet-heavy show, and the dancing is wonderful

Don't see it if the plot is... very problematic by today's standards. It renders the main characters unlikable and compromises the central love story

94
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you're curious about wrestling- this is a knowing and fun exploration of the culture where stereotypes are heightened for entertainment

Don't see it if you can't take wrestling seriously as a medium for storytelling

95
Clever, Dizzying, Great staging, Intense, Original

See it if This is the best staged show I've seen in years. It uses light/sound/movement to take you into the mind of an autistic boy on a quest

Don't see it if The staging can be intense... it's not an "easy" watch